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Kevin Bullis Editor

My reporting as MIT Technology Review’s senior editor for energy has taken me, among other places, to the oil-rich deserts of the Middle East and to China, where mountains are being carved away to build the looming cities.

Growing up, I lived for a time in the Philippines, where I knew people who lit their tiny homes with single lantern batteries or struggled to breathe through the dense diesel fumes of Manila, so I have a feel for the pressing need around the world for both cheap energy and clean energy.

  • Detecting Blood Loss

    A simple finger-clip device is able to monitor blood loss accurately – without the need for more invasive or expensive procedures.

    6 comments

  • Cheap Chemical Sensors

    Electronic “noses” made from printed electronics could detect toxic chemicals inexpensively.

    3 comments

  • Brighter Nanotubes

    Light-emitting carbon nanotubes could find uses in telecommunications, lighting, and high-performance computers.

    3 comments

  • The Lithium Economy

    Why hydrogen might not power future vehicles and lithium-based batteries might.

    14 comments

  • Predicting Liver Toxicity

    A new way to keep human liver cells alive in the lab could help researchers weed out toxic drugs before they get to market.

  • Robots Expose Snipers

    A system based on human hearing can reveal the location of hidden gunmen in urban-warfare situations.

    6 comments

  • Nano Nokia

    Nanoscale coatings and materials could make cell phones sturdier, more wear-resistant – and much smarter.

  • Small Nuclear

    Self-contained power plants could supply growing energy demand in poor countries.

    5 comments

  • Smart Fibers

    Optical fibers with embedded semiconductor circuits could save lives in surgery

    3 comments

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